My insane-o brain loves stats and graphs and pie charts and that, so you can imagine my excitement when OneSignalMaps published a whole bunch of stuff about Android fragmentation. Just look at that info-beast above. Fantastic.
The report breaks down 681,900 downloads of the OpenSignalMaps Android app over a six-month period, and makes for incredibly interesting – and occasionally funny – reading.
There were 3,997 distinct Android devices noted by OpenSignalMaps, the most popular of course being the Samsung Galaxy S II with 61,389 users.
At the other end of the scale, there were unique hits from bizarre Android devices such as the Concorde Tab (a 10.1in Hungarian tablet), the Lemon P1 (an Indian dual-SIM phone) and – my personal favourite – the EBEST E68. I never leave home without it.
Of the 599 brands, the leader again was Samsung, with 270,144 devices or 40% of the market. Miles behind in second and third respectively are HTC and Sony (Ericsson).
Unsurprisingly, Gingerbread (Android 2.3) was the dominant version of Android. Indeed, OSM notes that that was the case in April 2011 and April 2012 (remember this is OSM downloads as opposed to the entire Android ecosystem).
Fancy reading more? Check out OSM’s report “The many faces of a little green robot”.